Motorcycle Forks / Shock Absorber Rebuild & Repair service


Stourbridge Motorcycle Centre are proud to have 3 x full-time technicians (with nearly 100 years combined experience), fully trained with Industry Recognised Accreditation, to carry out full Motorcycle Fork and Motorcycle Shock servicing and rebuilds.

We offer a full ride-in ride-out service – no need to take the forks out of your bike yourself!

We also accept loose forks (should you wish to take them out of your bike yourself.)

We have a fully equipped workshop and a large supply of parts in stock meaning you are never off the road for very long. We are able to rebuild forks and shock absorbers from most manufacturers including Ohlins, WP, Showa, Marzocchi and KYB.

Fancy blinging your bike up? We also offer decorative finishes for your stanchions! Just ask.

For your convenience, you can book your service slot online here.

Why choose SMC?


  • Full ride-in ride-out service
  • All work is backed up by warranty
  • Specialist tooling and jigs? Yes, we have all those!
  • We only use Genuine or high quality aftermarket parts – with full warranty back-up
  • All manufacturer/brands worked on
  • As specialists we can offer specific technical advice
  • Nearly 100 years combined experience
  • All technicians are Industry Accredited and have full training
  • Are we good? Check out our Google reviews!

Book a slot online now

Book Online Now

With our forks servicing options, you can book a slot online which secures your appointment with us. We ask you to pay a £50* deposit online to secure that slot, with the balance being paid when the work is complete.

When you book online, we’ll ask you for some information about your bike to make sure that we’re ready for you when you arrive.

Please note: Online bookings not available for same-day. If you want to book for today then please call 07803 609216
*a small booking fee will apply.

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An SMC technician performing a motorcycle fork service

The fork service process


What is involved in a fork service, we hear you ask! Well …

  • Removal of your front wheel and mudguard
  • Removal of the forks from the bike
  • Disassembly of front forks including all internal parts
  • Inspection of all parts for wear or damage
  • Inspection of stanchions and outer tubes for straightness
  • Polish chrome tubes
  • Strip and thorough clean of piston assemblies
  • New genuine NOK oil seals
  • New genuine NOK dust seals
  • Slide and Guide bushes inspected and replaced where required
  • Rebuilt with high quality Putoline fork oil

Whilst they’re apart, you can also look at upgrading the fork internals and fork springs if needed – we have a range of options for most bikes.

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motorcycle shock absorbers before and after a service

Upgrades & cosmetic options


Not only do we offer a comprehensive rebuild service, we also have the following cosmetic options if you’re either looking to restore your forks or completely change their look:

  • Powder coating
  • Anodising
  • Titanium Nitride Coating
  • DLC Coating
  • Polishing
  • Rechroming

Please note we only work on pairs of forks not singles. Likewise, we do not “just change the fork seals” as this rarely solves the issue. If you want a bodge job doing then I’m afraid we are not the company for you.

We only offer a high-quality, professional service with a full warranty back-up and this is reflected in our competitive pricing.

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